Approved Springfield Developments for 2019

Springfield is currently one of the best Ipswich suburbs for property investment. A well-planned area with great community spirit, the central part of Springfield is expected to to be the work, study and services hub of a catchment of 350,000 people by 2036.  

As early as now, developers are working on a number of developments in this thriving suburb. Here are some of the approved Springfield developments to look forward to in 2019:

Springfield Lakes Townhouses

Photo credit: My MG Homes

The Ipswich City Council has approved the development application for Lakeside Vista, a 118-dwelling at 17 Springfield Lakes Boulevard, 15 and 17 View Point Drive, and 13 Spring Ave, Springfield Lakes.  

Located within the heart of Springfield Lakes, My MG Homes described it as a “very unique community” that will be highly sort after. Close to schools, health and tertiary education facilities, the site is less than two kilometres away from the Springfield Central Railway Station and Orion Shopping Centre.

Health City

Photo credit: Broadway Malyan

Springfield’s Health City will have a living lab and more public hospital places, as well as another university. The 52-ha site will be designed by Broadway Malyan, who will be working in Australia for the first time following 10 years working in the Asia Pacific region.

The masterplan includes medical office buildings, and facilities dedicated to aged care, hospitality and wellness, education, research and business, startups and incubators. Residential space is incorporated throughout the development as well as complementary retail and leisure. Broadway Malyan said in their website that it will be delivered between now and 2030.

Read: Quest Hotels in Greater Springfield Opens, Health City Rapidly Taking Shape

Multi-Purpose Hall at Springfield Central State High School

The state government has committed  $6.9 million in funding for the new multi-purpose hall, which will have retractable basketball backboards, a scoreboard, and sprung sports floors. The hall will also have various amenities, an office, and meeting rooms.

The 3,566 sqm hall, which will be be built by HUTCHINSON Builder would be built on campus in partnership with Education Queensland. It is expected to be finished by 2020.

Parkside Apartments

The Springfield City Group is now working  on the second stage of the Parkside Apartments after the Ipswich City Council approved the development application.

The 74-unit structure will include an apartment building, commercial spaces, medical centre, general store and real estate office as well as restaurants.

Brookwater Childcare Centre

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A new childcare centre will be built along 22 Magnolia Drive, Brookwater. The plan is to accommodate up to 105 children. Once completed, the centre will be operating from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm weekdays.

This will address the growing demands for childcare facilities in Brookwater, because there is only one operating childcare facility in the suburb as of writing.

Kalina community

Stockland has been working on building Kalina Springfields since September 2018. The $121-million development will feature a scenic network of walking and cycling trails winding past bushland and a 5000-sqm central park.

Aside from the beautiful natural surrounds, Kalina has easy access to established schools, medical facilities, parks and public transport.

Additional Classrooms

The Council recently approved the plans for a three-level flexible learning space at St Peters Lutheran College, designed by the McLellan Bush Architects. The college, located at 42 Wellness Way, Springfield Central, will undergo two stages of development.

Veris said the planned development will utilise existing on-site services such as car parking, pedestrian pathways and basic utilities. The existing demountable building will be removed once the new building is constructed.

Springfield Rise

Lendlease received an approval from the Ipswich City Council for an additional 350 lots across Sunset Ridge and The Boulevard for Springfield Rise.

The estate is expected to home about 12,000 people in 4,000 homes across 12 addresses. Besides the Sunset Ridge and The Boulevard, the company will also be developing across Creekwood, Park Lane, Forest Ridge and The Highlands. The other six will be announced in the days to come.